windbreak

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windbreak

a physical obstruction to the passage of the wind, usually in the form of a line or copse of tall bushes or low trees or a porous fence. Of very great importance in temperate climates and periods of cold, wet, windy weather. Neonatal lamb mortality, off-shears hypothermia of sheep and hypomagnesemia and lactation tetany are some of the risk diseases in these circumstances.
During sheep weather alerts it may be necessary to improvise shelter. Some methods are: rows of bales of hay, mowing swathes of tall vegetation in a cereal crop or overgrown pasture being kept for hay. The sheep lie down in the alleys and keep out of the wind.
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Later in 1967-1980, moose occupied shelter belts, planted forests, and fields in areas adjacent to the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea; some even penetrated to the Crimean Peninsula in 1971 and 1976 (Dulitsky 2001).
In South Dakota, we poked along through endless snow covered corn fields and shelter belts with a dog or two and took flushing birds as they came.
Let's suppose these areas are near surface water, buildings, shelter belts, or along some roadside where you can't easily mow or graze.
Coed Cadw agrees but also wants to see small areas of new woodland across all farmland in the form of shelter belts, copses, hedges and streamside corridors.
The shelter belts occupy a relatively small area of land, so food production is not compromised.
Shelter belts are normally 100-200 feet on each side of the waterway.
Trees Please of Corbridge, Northumberland, which sells more than seven million trees every year, grows a variety of woodland and forest trees to ensure that it has substantial UK-grown stocks of all the British natives at the beginning of each season, ready for planting woodlands and shelter belts.
They came together in 2001 with the common goal of restoring the catchment area of the Pontbren stream by planting woodland, shelter belts and hedgerows and making water management more sustainable by reviving and by re-establishing traditional farm ponds and wetlands.